Experiential avoidance and rumination in parents of children on cancer treatment: relationships with posttraumatic stress symptoms and symptoms of depression
2016 (English)In: Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, ISSN 1068-9583, E-ISSN 1573-3572, Vol. 23, no 1, 67-76 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We conducted a cross-sectional survey study to investigate whether there is a relationship between experiential avoidance (EA), rumination, post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and symptoms of depression, in parents of children on cancer treatment. Data from 79 parents (55 mothers) of 79 children with a median of three months since their cancer diagnosis were included in cross-sectional analyses. EA and rumination were positively correlated with PTSS and symptoms of depression. EA and rumination did not provide incremental explained variance in PTSS over and above that explained by symptoms of depression, while controlling for symptoms of anxiety and demographic characteristics. However, EA and rumination provided incremental explained variance in symptoms of depression over and above that explained by PTSS, while controlling for symptoms of anxiety and demographic characteristics. Rumination and EA are important constructs in the understanding of PTSS and symptoms of depression in parents of children on cancer treatment. Future research should delineate the temporal relationships between these constructs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 23, no 1, 67-76 p.
avoidance, cancer and oncology, depression, parents, posttraumatic stress, rumination
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127612DOI: 10.1007/s10880-015-9437-4ISI: 000371621600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-127612DiVA: diva2:910291